Issue 576 Volume 3 Number 74

The Ottawan



It’s Friday, July 22, 2022 and we need to ’fess up that we got Square Lemon’s Cool for the Summer Craft Market date wrong yesterday.It’s tomorrow, Saturday, 10:30am to 3:00pm at the Glebe Community Centre, 175 Third Avenue.

What’s for dinner tonight?

▪️If you’re in Orléans head to Corner Bar for the Friday Fish and Chips Family Meal Deal. You’ll get two adult and two child portions along with coleslaw, tartar sauce, and lemon wedges, all for $40 plus tax. 1770 Tenth Line Road 

▪️The patio’s open at Luxe Bistro, who suggest sharing a 430oz Tomahawk rib steak ($170) and potatoes at 47 York Street. 

▪️Bring some friends craft beer and sharing plates at Erling’s Variety 225 Strathcona in the Glebe. 

▪️Today’s the day at Nita Beer Company. They’re dropping a new pale ale called Sweet Thumbs, brewed with German malts and an organic hop from California. $3.50 per 473ml can.


▪️613 Flea returns to Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park with 130 vendors selling cool upcycled items, vintage pieces for your home and wardrobe, vinyl, locally made crafts, fantastic food, and more. Be there. 

▪️It’s Bee Day at Carp Farmers’ Market tomorrow. Meet local beekeepers, learn about honeybees, and find delicious honey products. 

Deals of the day

▪️Buy two summer tops and get a third of equal or lesser value for free from Stanfield’s, until 11:59pm tomorrow night. 

▪️Solo Stove has dropped the price of their collection of Fire Pit Bundles. Right now the bundles are 40% off. 

▪️MAS of Montréal is offering 20% off all Spring and Summer 2022 pieces, until 11:59pm tomorrow (July 24). 

▪️Get a free Evil Eye bracelet with all purchases over $125 from Cyntia Miglio, until July 31st, but only until quantities last. 

We'll see you Monday. – Martha and Darren

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Weather: ☀️ Mainly sunny. High of 30°, low of 21°.   

Number: $137,050. The income needed to buy the average house in Ottawa, up $15,000 from last year. [CTV] [Across Canada]

Ottawan of the Day: Helene Li. The Grade 10 student from Meridale High School is the International Brain Bee World Champion, competing against 31 other national winners. Li wins US $3,000 and a full scholarship for her 2023 neuroscience Internship at Carleton University. [Brainbee] [Full PDF]

Quote: ‘Thank you, Robert W. Knight, for being the best voice on radio, not only in Ottawa, but in India too’ –  Zachary Wood, in a letter to the Citizen. Wood was travelling through India when he heard a recording of Knight’s radio show left behind on a cassette player. Robert W. Knight passed away last week.  [Ottawa Citizen]

SportsCFL Ottawa RedBlacks 33 – Montréal Alouettes 40, last night

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▪️The City has set aside $2.715 million to publicize the opening the O Train’s Stage 2 in 2023. The money will be go to a marketing and communications specialist to make the public aware of the new stations and to ‘to create and reinforce a positive connection with current and future customers’. Last month, City staff tried to throw cold water on studying the benefits of fare free transit in Ottawa by claiming it would cost $1,000,000. [Ottawa Citizen]

▪️Ottawa property manager and rapper says police owe him for tearing apart his house in a no-knock raid. Ottawa Police Services had used an informant who was paid for each tip that they gave, in this case accusing Prezzy of selling cocaine from his house. Police raided the house using a  flash grenade, tore it apart, and found no cocaine. Prezzy was initially charged with trafficking oxycodone – 70 pills were found – although the rapper had an old prescription. The charges were dropped when the the Crown's drug expert said he could not support a trafficking charged with that number of pills. [CBC]

▪️A planned truck slow roll has resulted in the closure of Bronson Avenue in the west, the Rideau Canal in the east, Wellington Street in the north and Laurier Avenue in the south tomorrow. The protest is supporting farmers opposed to the Dutch government’s new environmental rules in the Netherlands. The Dutch embassy is in the closed zone. The Netherlands wants to cut 50% of emissions of pollutants like nitrogen oxide and ammonia by 2030. [CityNews]

▪️Breton Beach, at Philippe Lake, is the newest stop for the Gatineau Park bus. The free shuttle runs every Saturday and Sunday from Wellington & Lyon and the Canadian Museum of History. [CityNews] [Schedule]

▪️Indigo is opening a larger store for lifestyle products in Rideau Centre, closing its Rideau Street bookstore. The spokesperson says the store will include books but also more lifestyle, wellness, paper, kids, and baby products. [CTV]

▪️We can never resist a successful cat rescue story. This morning, Ottawa Fire Services rescued a Vanier cat stuck on a hot black roof after a window shut behind it. [Ottawa Citizen]


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